Around 5:15 this morning, we crossed the Arctic Circle. The drop in air temperature evidence that we are just 1000 miles(ish) from the North Pole.
Today is another sea day so I use it as an opportunity to catch up on some more work. Internet speeds are getting slower, suggesting that satellite coverage in the Arctic Circle is also more patchy. Watching TV on Amazon Prime Video is also getting more laggy, forcing many stops and restarts. At this rate we may have to start watching something provided on the stateroom TV…
This evening is formal night, a great excuse to get dressed up which we both enjoy. We feel that those who choose not to are actually missing out.
There’s a champagne waterfall in the plaza and a free glass of sparkling wine to start the evening, which is always welcome.
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After dinner I go out on deck to check if the Northern Lights are visible tonight – and they are!
I rush back to the cabin and Linda and I spend a few minutes in the Arctic cold admiring the natural light show before bed.
Tomorrow we arrive in Tromso for a 14 hour(!) port stop.